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The Federal Vision : Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and EU - Kalypso Nicolaidis

The Federal Vision

Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and EU

By: Kalypso Nicolaidis (Editor), Robert Howse (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2001
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The "Federal Vision" is about the complex and changing relationship between levels of governance within the United States and in the European Union. Based on a transatlantic dialogue between scholars concerned about modes of governance on both sides, it is a collective attempt at analysing the ramifications of the legitimacy crisis in our multi-layered democracies, and possible remedies. Starting from a focus on the current policy debatea over devolution and subsidiarity, the book engages the reader in to the broader tension of comparartive federalism. Its authors believe that in spite of the fundamental differences between them, both the EU and the US are in the process of re-defining a federal vision for the 21st century. This book represents an important new contribution to the study of Federalism and European integration, which seeks to bridge the divide between the two. It also bridges the traditional divide between technical, legal or regulatory discussions of federal governance and philosophical debates over questions of belonging and multiple identities. It is a multi-disciplinary project, bringing together historians, political scientists and theorists, legal scholars, sociologists and political economists. It includes both innovative analysis and prescriptions on how to reshape the federal contract in the US and the EU. It includes introductions to the history of federalism in the US and the EU, the current debates over devolution and subsidarity, the leof federalism and theories of regulatory federalism, as well as innovative approaches to the application of network analysis, principal-agent models, institutionalist analysis, and political theories of citizenship to the federal context. The introduction and conclusion by the editors draws out cross-cutting themes and lessons from the thinking together of the EU and US experiemnces, and suggest how a federal vision could be freed from the jierarchical paradigm of the federal state and articulated around concepts of mutal tolerence and empowerment.

Outstanding book ... stimulating introduction ... this is a volume that is rich in ideas and takes the debates over US and EU federal development in original and thought-provoking directions. Perspectives on European Politics and Society The book is an important addition to the literature. It provides a comprehensive study of key issues facing the European Union, the major contemporary debates regarding its political system, and the parallels with similar debates in the United States. International Journal

Jacques Delors Joseph Nye: Preface Robert Howse and Kalypso Nicolaidis: Introduction: The Federal Vision, Levels of Governance, and Legitimacy Part I. Articulating the Federal Vision Daniel J. Elazar: The United States and the European Union: Models for Their Epochs J. H. H. Weiler: Federalism without Constitutionalism: Europe's Sonderweg Part II. Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union: Facts and Diagnosis John D. Donahue and Mark A. Pollack: Centralization and Its Discontents: The Rhythms of Federalism in the United States and the European Union David Lazer and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger: Blueprints for Change: Devolution and Subsidiarity in the United States and the European Union John Kincaid: Devolution in the United States: Rhetoric and Reality Andrew Moravcsik: Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality Part III. Legal and Regulatory Instruments of Federal Governance George A. Bermann: The Role of Law in the Functioning of Federal Systems Daniel Halberstam: Comparative Federalism and the Issue of Commandeering Giandomenico Majone: Regulatory Legitimacy in the United States and the European Union Part IV. Federalism, Legitimacy and Governance: Models for Understanding Cary Coglianese and Kalypso Nicolaidis: Securing Subsidiarity: The Institutional Design of Federalism in the United States and Europe John Peterson and Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr: Federal Governance in the United States and the European Union: A Policy Network Perspective Vivien Schmidt: Federalism and State Governance in the European Union and the United States: An Institutional Perspective Fritz W. Scharpf: Democratic Legitimacy under Conditions of Regulatory Competition: Why Europe differs from the United States Part V. Federalism, Legitimacy, and Identity Sujit Choudhry: Citizenship and Federations: Some Preliminary Reflections Elizabeth Meehan: The Constitutions of Institutions Marc Landy and Steven M. Teles: Beyond Devolution: From Subsidiarily to Mutuality Denis Lacorne: European Citizenship: The Relevance of the American Model Conclusion Kalypso Nicolaidis: The Federal Vision Beyond the Federal State Appendix: Basic Principles for the Allocation of Competence in the United States and the European UnionGeorge A. Bermann and Kalypso Nicolaidis: About the Contributors Index

ISBN: 9780199245017
ISBN-10: 0199245010
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.46